Another great open-world game with an eye-catching art style is action-RPG Biomutant.
Trading out the all too common hues of grey, brown, and more grey, Biomutant takes a different approach by painting its open world and colourful characters in vivid hues.
While some people found it a little rough around the edges, it earned praise for the flexibility with which you can build your character, the ability to blend playstyles, nuanced RPG mechanics, and letting you choosing what kind of fuzzy anthropomorphic mammal you want to be and how you’ll treat those around you. This one doesn’t reinvent the wheel and as a result its critical success wasn’t much to write home about, but the combat is slick and satisfying, there’s plenty of quests to cross off for that dopamine hit, and the world just is really pretty and fun to be a part of. There’s a tonne of different skills and abilities to spec into for the RPG fans, dynamic action-oriented combat for the action buffs, and an adorable protagonist for those of us who just want to say “Aw, look how fuzzy.”
If you ignored this one because it didn’t get gangbuster review scores, you may want to give it a proper chance.